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12/01/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/01/2021 06:14

MSP for Rabi Crops

Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare

MSP for Rabi Crops

Posted On: 01 DEC 2021 5:35PM by PIB Delhi

Government has recently announced Minimum Support Prices (MSP) for 6 mandated rabi crops viz. wheat, barley, gram, masur (lentil), rapeseed & mustard and safflower, for Rabi Marketing Season (RMS) 2022-23, on the basis of the recommendations of the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP), and after considering the views of State Governments and Central Ministries/Departments concerned and other relevant factors.

The NITI Aayog (erstwhile Planning Commission) has conducted a study entitled "Efficacy of minimum support prices on farmers", 2016. The study covered 14 States, 36 Districts, 72 Blocks, 144 Villages and 1440 Households. The study is based on both the primary and secondary data. The study has found among other things that MSP declared by the Government has encouraged 78 % of the farmers covered under the study for adopting improved methods of farming such as high yielding varieties of seeds, organic manure, chemical fertilizer, pesticides and improved methods of harvesting etc.

Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Rabi Marketing Season 2022-23

Sl. No.

COMMODITY

MSP (₹/quintal)

1

WHEAT

2015

2

BARLEY

1635

3

GRAM

5230

4

MASUR (LENTIL)

5500

5

RAPESEED & MUSTARD

5050

6

SAFFLOWER

5441

This information was given in a written reply by the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar in Lok Sabha.

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